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Winter flowering Heather

Janey

By Janey


Winter flowering Heather (Erica carnea (Winter heath))

Still happy flowering...these hardy Heathers are great for winter colour...:o)



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Thay are fantastic little plants mine are still in full flower since September!

1 Jan, 2010

 

..I remember that stunner you had Carole......so it's still flowering?

1 Jan, 2010

 

Yes Janey theres a pic taken today on my new blog xx

1 Jan, 2010

 

I'll go and have a read...:o)

1 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Jane, not a Calluna ? :0)

2 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Blue......Oh...definitely NOT a Calluna.....(is that better...:o))

2 Jan, 2010

 

Hi Jane, the plant in the photo is either Erica carnea, or the hybrid, Erica x darleyensis....Calluna vulgaris cultivars are summer flowering, although there are some, like the recently introduced bud bloomers that will flower up to early December. :0)

2 Jan, 2010

 

Oh my, wrong again! well stack me Blue, that's told me...Lol! Will settle for the carnea I bow to your greater wisdom...:o)

2 Jan, 2010

 

Jane, what's 'stack me' mean ? :0)

2 Jan, 2010

 

Tch...Tch....mmmm......possibly a Northern term Blue.....I know you're from the South, but that's no excuse...........:o)

2 Jan, 2010

 

London...not really the south....a northern girl then ? :0

2 Jan, 2010

 

Of course!

2 Jan, 2010

 

The north is a big area ?

2 Jan, 2010

 

Yes...yes....it is quite large Blue...the top half of England...:o)

2 Jan, 2010

 

What about a bit of a clue ?

2 Jan, 2010

 

Sorry Blue......just having a joke there...we are in North Lincolnshire and very snowy it is today......how are things in Dorset? Have you missed the snow, it does look lovely and I bet in your garden it's amazing!!...:o)

3 Jan, 2010

 

No snow here Jane, and haven't seen any at all this winter so far, plenty of hard frosty mornings though.

3 Jan, 2010

 

You have been lucky...........by the name Foxhollow, it must be really sheltered, I love frosty mornings, are you near the sea?

3 Jan, 2010

 

Not too far from Poole Harbour,, but the garden is very open to the westerly weather. I chose the name Foxhollow because there was a very well known conifer and heather garden with that name back in the sixties, also not long after we moved here we had a family of foxes that used to use the garden as a playground, so I thought the name very appropriate :0)

3 Jan, 2010

 

Sounds idyllic Blue..........I haven't been to Dorset...only Devon and Cornwall on the south coast, there are so many areas here I should love to visit, the New Forest and Sussex and Suffolk......what made you leave London, Dorset is quite away from there....:o)

3 Jan, 2010

 

No choice Jane, moved down with my parents just after I left school

3 Jan, 2010

 

Wow...a real Escape to the Country..........were your parents gardeners too?

3 Jan, 2010

 

Not really, they had a pub in Watford prior to moving down south :0)

3 Jan, 2010

 

Cheerful looking Heather....

6 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Deida...it has been in flower for a couple of months now....:o)

6 Jan, 2010



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